Sixers Defeat Pistons: 5 Takeaways, MVP Joel Embiid

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Sixers Defeat Pistons: 5 Takeaways, MVP Joel Embiid

Doc Rivers reintroduced his starters with 5:08 remained in the fourth quarter, as his team attempted to suffocate a 22-point lead. The Philadelphia 76ers were then placed on Joel Embiid’s gimpy knee and willed.

The Sixers (3-2) didn’t exactly play their best basketball, but a win is a win. In 31 minutes, Embiid scored 30 points and collected 18 rebounds to lead the team to a 110-102 victory. It was the team’s first time playing at the Wells Fargo Center this season.

Embiid talked about honing his new role as “point center” after the game. When he shuttled a nice behind-the-back trick pass to Tyrese Maxey, he put it all on display. Which the second-year guard drained for three points right away. It’s also a good thing.

Maxey said, “I’ve never seen anything like it.” “I’m so thrilled I made it this far.” Otherwise, oof… oof.”

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October 29, 2021 — Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers)

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Sixers vs. Pistons: 5 Things We Discovered

1. The ‘Shake and Bake’ method Ready: Tyrese Maxey started at point guard and had his best game of the season, scoring 13 points, dishing out six assists, and pulling down six rebounds. Maxey was only interested in focusing on his four costly turnovers. Unacceptable. On the defensive end, he’s still learning how to lock it down. In his first game back from an ankle injury, Shake Milton (13 points, five assists) ran point for the second unit. He brushed off early rust and settled in, with the second unit putting up a 22-point advantage during a commanding 10-minute period in the second half.

This is the first time this season that…

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October 29, 2021 — Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers)

2. Joel Embiid, MVP Point Center: Coming off a loss in which he appeared tired and injured, Embiid delivered a legitimate MVP effort in this one. In 31 minutes, he scored 30 points and collected 18 rebounds, including a “woofing” match with Luka Garza. He smashed every defender Detroit could throw at him. Kelly… Nokia News – Quick Recap

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